DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

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DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

There’s something serene about roses, wouldn’t you agree? (Yes, every pun intended.) They make you pause to reflect and if not anything, to stop and smell the roses.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

This new month might have a tendency to be a bit hectic with goals, jumping back into a rhythm after the holidays and figuring out where all of the Holiday goodies are going to be stored until next year. So, in the spirit of serenity, I thought I should share something relatively simple for you to try. Today we will be crafting a DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Here’s an easy and elegant paper rose tutorial. Nothing too difficult, because simple is still beautiful.

And yes, beginners I can see the smile on your face because this DIY Paper Flower is perfect for you to try!

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

 

For this tutorial, we’re making DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

 

Supplies:

-65 pound 8.5 x 11-inch cardstock
Scissors
Glue gun
– Templates (you can download mine here)
– Thin dowel or glue stick
– Cutting machine measurements

Prep:

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Cut out 24 petals in total from the paper cards. You can use my downloadable templates from here

 

Let’s Get Started:

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 1
We will start with the rose center. To do so, count 12 out of the 24 petals. Then set the rest aside.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 2:
Pick up two petals. Lay them side by side with their bottoms facing each other.
Overlap the bottoms and fasten them together with glue.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 3:
Fold the now glued petals up, wrapping them around each other.

Step 4:
Secure the overlapping outer edges with glue.

Step 5:
Repeat Step 2 with a new pair of petals. Glue the petals together.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 6:
Glue the first folded set of petals to the center of the new pair of petals

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 7
Add dots of the glue to the outer edges of each laying petal. Then wrap them around the first set of petals.

We now have the rosebud.

From now, we’ll add one petal at a time to keep the center bloom even.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 8:
Add glue to the bottom of one petal and press it to the bottom of the rosebud. Add two dots of glue to the upper outer edges and wrap around the bud.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Repeat on the opposite side.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 9
Do the same thing for the remaining two sides of the rosebud.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Count the remaining petals. You should have 4 left. These 4 will be curled back and glued around each of the 4 sides.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 10:
Using a thin wood dowel, curl the edges of the petals backwards.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 11:
After that, crease the center and lightly fold the tips of the petal down and back.

Repeat the same for the remaining 3 petals.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 12:
Take one of the 4 petals. Glue to the base on one corner of the rosebud.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Step 13:
Add two dots of glue to the outer bottom corners. Fold up and press firmly to attach it to the rosebud.

 

For the remaining 12 petals:

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

  • Cut 1-2 inch slits at the bottom of all 12 petals.
    DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial
  • Overlap the slits slightly and glue them together.
    DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial
  • Repeat the curling technique as explained in steps 10 and 11.

Finishing Up:

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

I used my 8 sided base which is included in my Serena rose template One petal will be glued to each of the 8 sides.

These bases are a great guide to help your process easier and the flowers more beautiful.

Glue the last petal down and tuck one side under the starting petal to give it a more even look.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Glue the remaining four petals about one inch in into the rose base, placing each one in between two petals. Each of the four petals should be opposite facing.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Congratulations! You just finished your rose base.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

All that’s left is to add the rose center. So, place your rose center in the center of the rose base making sure that the center petals alternate to the petals underneath them.

Once you’re happy with the placement, glue it down firmly and use the dowel to ensure it is firmly glued.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

There you have it, your very own Serena Paper Rose. If it isn’t perfect, give it time, practice makes progress.

If you get stuck, you can check out the video below for video instructions.

DIY Paper Rose: Serena Rose Tutorial

Large paper rose step by step tutorial. How to make paper roses. Paper rose template.

For more tutorials like Bella Rose Paper Flower the or DIY Iris Unicorn Flower be sure to keep up with the blog or follow me on Pinterest!

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